Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Welcome to the CRISPR Zoo!

Nature  Sara Reardon 3/09/2016 Timothy Doran’s 11-year-old daughter is allergic to eggs. And like about 2% of children worldwide who share the condition, she is unable to receive many routine vaccinations because they are produced using chicken eggs. Doran, a molecular biologist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Geelong, Australia, thinks [&helli...

CRISPR: The New Tool in the Gene Editing Revolution Explained

ABC Science By Bernie Hobbs Updated 11 Apr 2016, 11:03pm A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR has enormous potential to treat human diseases but the ability to tinker with genes can also be controversial. Here we explain what CRISPR is and how it works. Since gene technology first emerged over 40 years ago we’ve […]